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    October 8, 2012
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stations. that happened last month. nats fans could not have asked for a better start to the postseason. the team is just two wins away from advancing to the national league championship series. >> and a line drive to right field. coming in, it's a base hit. beltran. moving on second from a throw to the plate is tyler moore. >> tyler moore was a hero in game one of the national league division series yesterday. that eighth hit scored the game-winning run, and the nationals beat the defending world series champion st. louis cardinals 3-2. >> the game might have been played in st. louis, but there is plenty of celebrating going on here in washington. you see it right there fans packed some sports bars and restaurants around the area, all to watch d.c.'s first postseason baseball game in nearly eight
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decades. you know what, they weren't disappointed. >> i have been a nats fan since 2005, when they first moved to d.c., and i cannot say enough wonderful things about ryan zimmermann and the whole team. >> awesome. awesome. finally, we have a baseball team doing it well, d.c. awesome. >> i'm just happy i got tickets to game three. i could be there potentially for the winner. that's what i'm excited about. >> the nats will try to take a two-game lead in the series this afternoon. game two skilled for just about 4:30. and major league baseball hasn't said what time the nats first home game playoff will be on tuesday. but they're urging you to get to the ballpark early. officers will direct traffic before and after the game. afterwards, turns will be restricted on "m" street and south capitol street to keep traffic flowing. ddot is suggesting you use metro
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if at all possible. >> that ball is hit well to the left. mcleod back to the track, to the wall, and it's gone. >> orioles fans are probably a little grumpier than nats fans this morning. they're probably a little tired too. the os lost their first playoff game in 15 years last night, falling to the yankees 7-2. yanks scored four runs in the nipth inning to break a 2-2 tie. the game started four hours late because of the rain, and it was chilly out there. above all that, with a loss for the orioles. >> today will be -- >> colder, is that it? >> did i sum it all up? did i nail it? >> that's about it, but you forgot the wet part. it's going to be wet too, and that's going to make it a little raw out there today. this morning we're talking about the cold because that's really going to get your attention first thing you head
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oit the door. because those temperatures are low, we've got a frost advisory far to the west and even a freeze warning. the freeze warning in the dark purple, western maryland, and down towards areas of morgantown and el kins and petersburg and west virginia. that frost advisory frostburg down towards luray. very cold this morning. look at the temperatures. capitol height, prince george's county, 45 degrees. 46 degrees in benning. temperatures here north and west in the 30s. coldest since april the 26th. so coldest in more than five months out there. 39, 37 degrees around manassas and fairfax city. the radar is dry. we do have showers we're watching down to the south and west of our area. around charleston, west virginia, around roanoke. all that advancing to the northeast. we are talking about some rain today. i don't think it's going to be a heavy rain. it will be wet. the fact we'll go from cold to
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chilly conditions. 8:00 a.m., partly cloudy. cold. take out 35 to 40 degrees. lunchtime today, 48 to 53. here comes the rain around noontime. goes through the afternoon and evening hours. let's get a look at first 4 traffic. on the interstates, no reports of any serious accidents on 495. we are dealing with some construction on the inner loop at 7. that project is shutting down the exit ramp and travel lanes getting by to the left. luckily, no serious backups. let's take a live look at the beltway just north of robinson terminal. good look at the outer loop and the inner loop. on the inner loop, 14 minutes to the dulles toll road. back to you. today both presidential candidate,on the campaign trail. romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in virginia. the republican presidential hopeful will speak at the virginia military institute in
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lexington. the 30-minute speech called the mantel of leadership is romney's tenth address on foreign policy. the former massachusetts governor will criticize the president's, quote, passive leadership in the middle east saying, "i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and a more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds." today president obama will wrap up a two-day fund-raising trip in california. yesterday he spoke at a fund-raising concert with performances by john bon jovi and katy perry. and he attended a fund-raising dinner. virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate today. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond.
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a recent wall street journal/marist poll shows tim kaine pulling ahead. david gregory moderated the debate last month. today a warning that china's two leading technology firms pose a major security concern to the u.s. there's a live look at the capitol. after a year long investigation, the panel is warning the government, as well as private businesses, to avoid poway technologies and zte corporation. those companies are among the world's leading telecommunications companies. both deny posing a threat to the u.s. and venezuela's president hugo chavez wips a third term in office. the electoral council announced that chavez won by a narrow margin. it ends a bitter campaign in which chavez denied using oil control to his advantage.
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this morning the pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak is voluntarily recalling all of its products. the new england compounding center says the move is just a precaution and says there is no indication any other products were contaminated. the centers for disease control report 91 cases of fungal meningitis in nine cases connected to the massachusetts health facility. seven people have died, including one person in maryland and another person in virginia. they were all treated with contaminated steroids for back pain. the redskins' home struggles continue. the redskins are 2-3 on the season after losing their eighth straight home game. >> michael turner, big hole, heading for the goal line. he's in. touchdown. >> redskins fell to the undefeated falcons 24-17 at fedex field. the falcons scored the go ahead touchdown with less than three mips in t minutes in the game.
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the skins haven't won at home since last season, but that's not the team's biggest concern. quarterback robert griffin had to leave the game early pausebe of this hit. he suffered a mild hit. coach mike shanahan said robert griffin was so woozy after that he didn't even know what the score was. >> he didn't know what the score was. we knew he had a mild concussion, at least according to the doctors. feels a lot better now, but that was the situation why he didn't go back into the game. >> fellow rookie kirk cousins finished the game at quarterback. team doctors will reexamine griffin today. he has to clear the nfl's concussion protocol before he can play again. he did tweet last night he'll have to go through a few more tests, but he expects to be back on the field next weekend. >> of course he does, and he
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thanks everyone for their prayers. we're pulling for him. ahead on "news 4 today," not exactly what the bride had in mind. what sparked this all out wedding brawl. the space-x rocket. >> another milestone for space
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here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now...
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you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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three, two, one, and liftoff. >> and just like that, another commercially owned spacecraft on its way into space. spacex launched its unmanned falcon rocket from cape canaveral in florida. it's on its way to the international space station with 1,000 pounds in cargo. you may remember last time in may they had a test. it will stay for about three weeks and then returning to earth. if i heard correctly, there's ice cream apparently on this rocket. they wanted some kind of swirled ice cream. >> yum. that sounds good about this hour, at least for us. >> if you can make ice cream last in space, i think we can all go. >> it feels like ice cream outside. it is ice cold to start off monday morning. definitely, you can feel autumn in the air. >> storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson is here with all the details.
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>> that's right. i think the ice cream will be able to last more a while if it's outside. this morning i broke out the coat. yes, i went there. feels like late fall. 34 the temperature in takoma park. montgomery county, 41. annandale at 42 degrees. that's our hometown forecast. we'll see clouds move in by noontime today. 52 degrees around the noon hour. then showers for the afternoon, and temperatures will start dropping off. today will be the coolest day out of the work week. again, it's showers from noon right through the afternoon. we'll drop off to 51 degrees by 6:00 p.m. for everyone. quick look at your four-day forecast. 62 on wednesday. mike, that's when the nats play again. how about that? going to be an easy ride if they're playing now because no major problems on the interstates. 95, all green heading up towards the beltway. live look at the cameras, 95 at
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dumfries road, things looking fantastic. and 95 at lorton road, no serious problems there. going to be an 11-minute ride on northbound 95 from the occoquan to springfield at 63 miles an hour. aaron, angie, back to you. it is 4:44. still to come, not holding back. the wedding scuffle caught on camera that landed several partygoers behind bars.
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this morning police are trying to figure out what led to a brawl between two wedding parties at a philadelphia hotel. the fight ended with one man dead, seven people injured, and at least four people arrested. the whole thing was caught on video. a sheraton hotel dad shot this
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video on his cell phone and posted it on youtube. you can see several police officers clash with some of the wedding guests there. police say at least 75 to 100 people were fighting by the time they arrived. >> they just started punching each other and hitting each other. >> the uncle of one of the brides suffered a heart attack and died. the sheraton hotel released a statement offering their condolences. they also say they are cooperating with police in the investigation. a border patrol agent killed last week near the mexico border will be laid to rest today. nicholas ivie died tuesday in arizona. the head of the union says it was a case of friendly fire. ivie shot at two fellow agents he thought were armed smug leisurlers. ivie was killed when those agents returned fire. the names of 80 firefighters who died last year and 5 who died in years past were added to
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the memorial on the grounds of the national fire academy in emitsburg, maryland. families of the fallen firefighters came together to honor their loved ones. this morning police are trying to determine who killed a man and left his body on the doorstep of a home in northern virginia. police were called to the 5400 block of broadmoor street early sunday morning. they found the body of 34-year-old mark earl ifs outside the home. they say he had trauma to his body. police tell news 4 the man appeared to have a wound to his head. >> our earlier investigation, we believe the suspect in this case is actually an acquaintance of our victim. >> police do not believe there is any threat to the community. the coast guard is searching for two maryland men who vanished while boating. the two brothers left ocean city, maryland, heading to
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chincoteague, virginia. they were expected to arrive saturday night. the wife of one of the men called the coast guard when her husband didn't show up. the search for a dog ends well. it was missing since an attack in the northeast. they found murray on saturday. on friday murray's owner was attacked by another dog. murray slipped out of his leash and disappeared. the man grabbed her and sexually assaulted her. she screamed for help, and the man ran off. murray has a broken leg but is expected to be okay. a consumer alert for pet owners. a common ingredient in pet shampoos could lead to a serious reaction. the ingredient called d-limonene is an oil extract. both cats and dogs have suffered from serious infections, both topically and internally. one woman in california says her
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dog almost died. >> and her x-ray showed edema everywhere. she had so much blood in her lungs, we just weren't sure. sorry. she said, we may not make it. we're going to do the best we can. >> these reactions may not be very common, but when they do occur, they can be very serious. >> by the way, the dog ginger did make a full recovery. active d-limonene is not recommended for use on dogs or cats. today is columbus day, and several agencies are closed. in the district, schools, libraries, and local government offices are closed. in maryland, some libraries are closed. charles, prince george's, and ounties are closed. in virginia, hov restrictions are lifted on i-66, i-395 and 95, as well as the dulles toll road and libraries are also closed. all schools are closed in northern virginia, except in prince william county.
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fairfax city is open for business. drivers will have an easier time finding parking today as well. in the district residential parking restrictions are suspended because of the holiday. in arlington and alexandria, there will also be no parking fees. same goes for prince george's county. drivers will still have to pay to park in montgomery county. schools and county offices are both open with normal hours. parking rules enforced in anne arundel and howard counties as well. >> covered all the bases there, didn't you? got it all in. >> i believe charles county and howard county schools are still open too. >> yes, they are. my kids will be at school today >> that's right. >> and they'll be bundling up this morning too. >> i hope they are. they don't listen to me, even when i tell them the weather. wear a nice warm jacket or even a coat. you could probably get by without the gloves this morning. really this is the chill, the cold that came in this weekend. a lot of folks that were at the
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game, they know exactly. a lot of games going on. a loss of festivals too this past weekend. clouds out there this morning. already 46 the temperature. there's been a little patchy fog too down to the south areas around la plata and alexandria. 46 the temperature at reagan international airport. the wind out of the north at 5 miles per hour right now. as you can see on the radar, we are quiet here across our area, but off to the south and west, around southern west virginia, around kentucky, tennessee, there is a lot of rain there, and that's all going to start streaming this way come later today. i think we'll probably see the first drops around 11:00 a.m. to noontime as clouds increase. we've got high pressure holding its own for a while. now the clouds arriving here. showers by noontime. 5:00, we're still wet. an area of low pressure tracks
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up from the south and makes its way on over us. so it will be fairly wet for the evening rush, and i think still wet early tomorrow morning at around 5:00, 6:00 a.m. those areas getting the rain will be across southern maryland, and we're back to high pressure for tomorrow afternoon. some sunshine. then maybe a few clouds coming through briefly on wednesday. wince is lo wednesday is looking like our warmest day of the work week. going to be a chilly afternoon. again, showers arriving. you'll not only need a nice warm jacket but also the umbrella as we continue through the evening rush, and we'll drop down to 49 to 42 degrees. a look at the five-day forecast. rain today and tomorrow. 56 the high for today. 63 for tomorrow. and 72 on wednesday. at least we'll see some drier air in here and some slightly milder temperatures too at the end of the work week. 67 to 69 thursday and friday. mike? >> thank you, veronica.
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things are looking good for this columbus day holiday. no serious problems on 495. let's take a look at 270 heading south. no serious delays right now as you're making the trip to the beltway. here we are at father hurley boulevard, things are looking great. traffic heading towards the camera is southbound. let's take a look at the beltway at 270. no major problems or delays. about a ten-minute drive from the inner loop of the beltway from 270 to 95 in maryland at 60 miles per hour. >> metro riders expect delays on two lines today because of track work on the red line trains will single track between judiciary square and ft. totten. trains will share a track on the orange line between cheverly and stadium-armo stadium-armory. today is the last day of taste of d.c. admission is $10. all restaurants have at least
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one menu item for $3 or less. taste of d.c. is from noon until 7:00 tonight. as a result, pennsylvania avenue will be closed between 9th and 14th streets. streets will reopen in time for the tuesday morning commute. >> so many festivals going on around our area. >> yeah, if you can deal with a little chill in the air. >> and people did. i was out at the oktoberfest yesterday. >> of course you were. >> had to keep warm. had to drink a brewski. >> that will do it. time 4:55. next time using the door. the bizarre accident that left this business in shambles.
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some parts of the country are starting to feel some relief at the pump. aaa reports the average is $3.87 in the district. in maryland, it's $3.70. in virginia, it's $3.60. in west virginia, we're looking at about $3.89 for an average. the national average today is $3.81. california has the highest average right now, $4.61 a gallon for regular unleaded. during tough times, families tend to cut back on expenses. that is not the case, though, when it comes to your cell phone
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bill. a new federal study found spending for cell phone service actually went up more than 4% last year. researchers say it's pretty odd that people are spending more on their phone bill while cutting back on every other household expense. people say it's because phones have gone from an optional item to a requirement. there are things you can do to cut your cell phone bill. check your plan to make sure you're getting the plan that fits with what you use and keep track of your cell phone habits when it comes to texting and data usage on your smart phone. brides and grooms are rushing down the aisle this week to get married on thursday. that's because thursday's date is 10-11-12. an easy anniversary to remember. right now david's bridal reports 4,000 brides will marry on that day. and it tracks an overall increase in iconic wedding dates. so far more than 5,000 couples will marry